Tag: active directory

Blog, Powershell

Powershell script to add Active Directory users to groups using a CSV file

INTRODUCTION When adding a bulk of groups to different Active Directory group you should use Powershell. Use the script in this post to accomplish this. SOLUTION This script simply adds the users specified in the Users column in to the groups specified in the Groups column in the CSV. Grab the script and an example CSV from the TechNet Gallery. The script is also available below:

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Blog, Powershell

Powershell Script to Add Users From a File to an AD Group Using Alternate Credentials

Here is a short script which you can use to add users to an Active Directory Group. Just add a list of users in a text file, in this case called “users.txt”. Run the script and enter the credentials that has the appropriate permissions. Replace “Test_Group” with the group that you want to add the users to. A tip is to add the -WhatIf statement after “Add-ADGroupMember -Credential $cred -Identity Test_Group -Member $_”, just to make sure that the script…

Blog, Hyper-V

What is Hyper-V Server 2012 and how do I install and administer it?

Hyper-V Server 2012 is a stand-alone product offered for free by Microsoft. Basically, it’s a stripped down Windows Server 2012 Core installation, which is meant to only be running Hyper-V. This might work fine for you if you are only using the host as a hypervisor, as it’s free and leaves minimal footprint and attack surface. This is really practical if you’re running your server for lab environments or if you just want to run all of your server/client machines…


How To Give Minimum Permissions To a User For Joining a Workstation To The Domain

INTRODUCTION If you work as an IT system administrator, you probably have come across this quite often. I don’t know how many times I have seen people be Domain Administrator without there being a more justified reason than “it was easy”. Follow the steps described in this blog post to mitigate this issue. SOLUTION This is quite a simple task to do in Windows Server using Delegation of Control. Here’s how you do it: 1. Open Active Directory Users &…

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